Saturday, April 24, 2010

33 and Pregnant

I really love birthdays and today we celebrate my 33rd which happens to coincide with the beginning of my 2nd trimester - Exciting times! We have had a great and busy week leading up to today filled with lots of dinners, lunches and brunches out with friends, some very generous gifts from family, my first prenatal yoga class and an ultrasound yesterday. It was so awesome to see very active little baby Owen (aka Weezie) doing flips and waving for the camera, followed by a nap while sucking his or her thumb. Can't wait to see him or her again at our next appointment in a few weeks. Better run as Rich has a full day of celebrating planned starting with lunch at the Four Seasons followed by cake and games with friends! Making the most of this last birthday before becoming a mom!

Weezie stats at 11weeks/5days: 5cm long; heartbeat 171bpm.

Nickname In Utereo

For the time being, Kristin and I have decided on naming Baby Owen; Lil Weezie.

Lil' Weezie (AKA: Lil Wayne, Dwayne Carter, Young Weezie and Weezie) is a rapper and a musical genuis. I read an interesting article about him in Rolling Stone soon after finding out Kristin was pregnant. He was touted and being the 'Best Rapper Alive'. Sadly, he is currently serving a 9 month stint in jail on some trumped up weapons charges. He is due to be released around the time Kristin is due, which is part of the reason behind the in utereo nickname for Baby Owen. To learn more about Lil Wayne go to

Kristin had a bit of trepidation w. the nickname at first but liked the correlation that he and our unborn child were both stuck on the 'inside' for 9 months, learning and growing as a person in that time. I've been noticing it's catching on quite a bit with her recently. There were other options but Lil Weezie has won out for the time being over the others.

The real name of Baby Owen will be kept under wraps until birth.

Let us know of any interesting in utereo nicknames you may have heard over the years. A few of our friends with young ones have had some cute in utereo nicknames including Nubbin and Sprinks. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to vote on the sex of Lil Weezie, although this most likely will not influence the outcome.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Hi Family and Friends,
It's official! We are very excited and happy to announce that we are expecting our first little one on November 7, 2010! I'm about 10 weeks 6 days along and we had our first official prenatal appointment today. All has been going well and we even got to hear the little one's heartbeat which was a special moment. We have had a few other ultrasound appointments previously over the course of the past month or so as well where we've seen the little flicker of the heart which was also very cool. All is continuing to progress nicely. I've been feeling great besides having some bouts of tiredness throughout the day which I'm hoping will pass in the next few weeks as I approach my second trimester. I know I need to take advantage of the opportunities now to squeeze in as much rest as possible. I've also started busting out with the belly bands our friend Carly graciously provided as a few of my favorite jeans are getting a bit snug. Generally, no real belly to show just yet, more feeling and looking like I've had one too many cheeseburgers (bloated).

Just finished up my afternoon nap and now we are off for a walk to enjoy this amazing weather!
Kristin, Richard and Baby Owen
This is the first of what will hopefully be many posts and we'll look to update with weekly progress or stories on how we all are doing (Kristin, Richard and Baby Owen). As with most things we will be sharing the blogging responsibilities. Any spelling or grammar mistakes are most likely to be Richard's. We hope that you save this site as a favorite and check in when you are able to, leaving a comment or two would be awesome.